We’ve all received those “canned” email responses (from Jon Tester)

I have to say Senator Tester, you are absolutely misguided and misinformed on the reasons healthcare and our budgets are in such dire straights.

It is the government on all levels with their fingers in the pie if you will.
Medicare, medicaid, prescription drugs, FDA, Social Security and so on…
Look at history and you will see that the proposals for all these plans presented little budget increases.  And history has shown that the numbers got completely out of hand as governments built their bureaucracies.
The only way this country is going to survive and thrive is for governments to cease their deadly grip on our prosperity.  The majority of government needs to be reduced significantly and soon.
Check out the Forgotten Man, Calvin Coolidge…He was the only President that successfully accomplished this task.  And the roaring twenties came alive. ..Well we want the roaring twenties back..
Obamacare is not good. It is not budget conscious.  It gives government supreme control over peoples healthcare decisions.  It will destroy our access to good healthcare..It will increase premiums out of sight and they are near that now.
Please go with the peoples voice which roared loud and clear last November and repeal Obamacare, cut the budgets and government spending, make people accountable for their benefits, privatize many of the wasteful agencies.  Let free markets rain.  Let people get back to work and get government out of their way.
We promise to you as the tea party grassroots people, that we are hell bent on fixing this problem with our without you.  Which way would you like to see it?
Our rally cry for 2012 is More of the Same.  WE intend on cruising into 2012 and make and even bigger upset in DC and the various States….America will begin to thrive and the  world will envy our success.
God Bless America

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Senator Jon Tester <senator@tester.senate.gov> wrote:

Dear ____,


Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the Affordable Care Act.  I voted for this important legislation to reform our health insurance industry, so that people with health insurance no longer have to subsidize free health care for those without health insurance.  Our old health care system put Montana families at risk of losing everything.

The Affordable Care Act stops insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.  It prohibits those companies from dropping folks when they get sick.  And it prevents insurance companies from putting arbitrary limits on our health insurance benefits and access to medical treatment.

The law also gives tax incentives for small businesses to provide health insurance coverage for their employees.  It cuts waste and fraud out of Medicare. And it’s expected to save hundreds of billions of dollars over the long term.

I know some members of the House of Representatives are talking about repealing health insurance reform.  The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently stated that repealing health care reform would raise the national deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars.  It is time to get serious about dealing with our debt, not add to it.

No legislation is perfect.  But I voted for health insurance reform because we needed to fix our health insurance industry and control costs.  Health care costs have broken too many Montana families.  The reform we passed last year will ensure that health care costs don’t continue to bankrupt Montana families and businesses.  It will keep Medicare strong for future generations.  And it’s tough on insurance companies.

Montanans sent me to the Senate to get things done, not sit on my hands.  I will continue to fight for access to affordable, quality health insurance for all Montanans.  The people of our state deserve nothing less.

I will continue to fight to make this new law better and to keep reigning in the cost of health care. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of further assistance.

Jon Tester
United States Senator



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